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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Botanical Garden
Kew, Kew
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  • YOUhome
    "Visit the greenhouses for a great escape from the rain!"(10 Tips)
    Ida N.
    "Make sure you don't miss the Palm house!"(5 Tips)
    Nora K.
    "One of the top gardens in london!"(3 Tips)
    S Marks The Spots
    "30.000 species of plants"(3 Tips)
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  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithDecember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    When Kew Gardens do special events, they do them big and brilliant, from summer music concerts, to evening Christmas trails. Keep an eye out on their website under the "what's on" section
  • S Marks The Spots
    S Marks The SpotsMarch 31, 2013
    Impressive botanical gardens covering an area of 1.200 m2 with over 30.000 species of plants, including an orchid collection, a Palm House and the famous Xstrata Treetop Walkway. Not to be missed! Read more
  • Corby T.
    Corby TaylorJanuary 23, 2015
    Me and my family have been to Kew gardens at least five times. There always something new to see and most of the flowers displays are and greenhouses astonishing. The best way to get there is by river
  • Martin V.
    Martin ValenzuelaJuly 30, 2016
    Amazing place. If you have even the slightest interest in nature it is the perfect place to go. Play a game to see if you can guess the type of tree. They are almost all labeled!
    Upvoted Oct 28
  • Finding Our Feet B.
    Finding Our Feet BlogAugust 16, 2016
    Great option for a family day out, but be warned, £16pp entry. It's cheaper for one adult to get annual membership (£50pp, allows entry for two adults at once) and makes sure you visit twice a year.
  • Marie T.
    Marie TApril 15, 2015
    I have no interest for flowers or gardens, still I love Kew! The park is big, so go here on a sunny day! Make sure to visit all the greenhouses and the walk up under the tree crowns. Bring a camera!
  • Terence R.
    Terence RoffeJune 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great weather to have an evening stroll. We took a picnic with us which we enjoyed while looking over the Thames and the back of Syon Pk. Will be back next week to enjoy another one.
  • Fatimah J.
    My favorite garden in London ❤️ it has the most beautiful landscapes! Sooo many different kinds of enchanting plants from all over the world and can never get bored of learning about each one of them
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatMay 15, 2012
    Enjoy 121 hectares of gardens and greenhouses! Visit the magnificent glass Palm House, try the 18-meter-high treetop walkway, take in the beautiful Waterlily House and end the day in the Orangery!
  • Britannica
    BritannicaAugust 3, 2011
    Privately owned gardens were tended at Kew from as early as the 16th century. The site was acquired from the Capel family in 1731 by the Prince of Wales, who created a garden for exotic plants in 1759
  • Vassilis T.
    Vassilis TsApril 22
    Must place to visit in London! Well maintained park with wide variety of trees and flowers. Offered for very relaxing walks too
  • Alistair
    AlistairJune 28, 2015
    Absolutely stunning. I can't believe it took me 8 years to visit. I spent hours walking around enjoying the gardens and houses. Lily ponds were a real highlight.
  • Sara F.
    Sara FahadJuly 30
    Their is 15£ ticket to enter the park and the sites over there closes at 5:30 pm , so the park closes at 6 pm. Their is a tour bus that cost 5 £
  • Eamonn C.
    Eamonn CareyApril 11
    Book tickets in advance - even on your phone from right outside. The queue for folks buying on the day is insane. The one for prebooked tickets (even if you book them 5 mins in advance) is not.
  • David
    DavidOctober 21
    A great place to explore and spend a day at, definitely glad I came out to this area - take it slow and enjoy the atmosphere.
  • Chris P.
    Incredibly beautiful. Huge. You'll need more than one visit to do it justice - so membership is fantastic value, giving unlimited entry for the year.
  • Juan M.
    Juan MohamedMay 4, 2014
    Excellent relaxing surroundings...massive sized park without any sports or noises. Ideal for families or a romantic getaway
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatJuly 16, 2012
    This is a great spot to go to if you are a nature lover! It is a very beautiful park filled with amazing greenhouses, floral beds and wildlife :-)
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comDecember 1, 2011
    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a 121-hectare garden that has 250 years of history under its belt. If you love plans, do not miss the Herbarium here—it's the largest one in the world.
  • Robin H.
    Robin HowieDecember 3, 2012
    A lovely autumn / late summer day trip. They have a tree-top walk and pagodas which is ace, but I also really appreciated the Sackler Crossing... a beautiful bridge designed by John Pawson.
  • Gruen A.
    Gruen ApfelOctober 16, 2016
    amazing place! love it all. try cafeteria at Victoria gate if you have not yet. everything about kew is amazing! can't wait to come back.
  • London24
    London24May 14, 2012
    The living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens.
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DOctober 26
    Really beautiful gardens and glasshouses- annual membership is decent value if you come several times a year
  • Fiona M.
    Fiona McKenzieJuly 6, 2013
    Go in beyond the gates as far as you can for maximum space away from other people. There's some beautiful spots in the Duke's Garden near the Gallery.
  • Andrew w.
    Andrew woodOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Well, it's the royal botanical gardens - a beautiful park in west London. Great walks, angry peacocks and more than a few galleries and tea shops.
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonSeptember 23, 2010
    Although firstly a scientific organisation, this British institution houses numerous collection of plants and botanical information and as such is a living encyclopaedia on the plant kingdom.
  • citizenM
    citizenMMay 6, 2016
    Try to get here as early as possible, so you can enjoy the green scenery without the busy crowds. Read more
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJuly 10, 2015
    Kew the music - great fun though sound system below par and the space not conducive to jamming and electric gigs. Civilised fun in the summer
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethAugust 21, 2015
    Don't miss the tree walk, and the playgrounds if you have kids. Use the online app for events happening inside the garden
  • Josh W.
    Josh WoodAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like gardens, exotic flowers or great outdoors, Kew is the place for you. entrance is not free though, (£20) but it worth it! :)
  • Parth A.
    Parth AwasthiApril 19, 2016
    Huge botanical collection. Do not miss the world's oldest potted plant. Good for families, especially on a nice summer day.
  • y
    yApril 24, 2011
    Large collection of plants. The gardens cover 326 acres so you'll always find a quiet place to sit. Bring your own food for a picnic! Pictured: The Pagoda
  • Romy M.
    Romy MlinzkJuly 11, 2011
    Beautiful garden, but a little bit expensive - but every year here is "Kew the music", a really good picnic concert event series. Don't miss it. Read more
  • YOUhome
    YOUhomeOctober 22, 2014
    Kew Gardens is a magnificent World Heritage Site covering 300 acres with over 30,000 species of plants. Visit the greenhouses for a great escape from the rain!
  • Fakhra A.
    Fakhra ALAugust 21, 2015
    Pretty place to have a walk in. Great for a family outing. Pass by the glass house.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HaywardOctober 26, 2015
    Beautiful gardens, which I had visited before, it's taken 13 years of living in London. The autumn colors were amazing.
  • Chaffro
    ChaffroAugust 12, 2014
    Whilst taking a gentle stroll around the vast tranquil gardens, you'll be astonished at exactly how busy Heathrow Airport is.
  • Savannah P.
    Savannah PetrickMarch 18, 2016
    don't miss the palm house, the treetop walk, or the princess of wales conservatory.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 27, 2015
    Amazing gardens. Worth every penny of the entrance fee. The palm house is wonderful.
  • Bilge U.
    Bilge UMay 1, 2016
    Great place to spend a spring day. If you come with national rail, you can benefit from national rail ticket (2 for 1)
  • Stan L.
    Stan LuksikMay 7, 2013
    This place is absolutely amazing fee £16 but it's definitely worth it to see this beautiful botanic garden 👌
  • Sara F.
    Sara FahadJuly 30
    Best garden in london hands down and save your money for the gift shop 😘
  • Becci C.
    Becci ChattertonMay 3, 2014
    Take a picnic and blanket, it's the best way to eat in style on a lovely sunny day!
  • Olive L.
    Olive LogieSeptember 14, 2015
    If you can deal with heights check out the tree walk. Of course the glass houses are must see.
  • O L.
    O LAugust 17, 2016
    Amazing all round. So much to do in one day. Both greenhouses are well worth spending time in
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HawnFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Visit the orchids in the greenhouses in deepest winter to breathe the spirit of the coming spring.
  • Nora K.
    Nora KJuly 2
    One of the top gardens in london! Loved it and the kids really enjoyed the playground.
  • National Maritime M.
    Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), an early custodian of Kew Gardens, took part in all the major voyages of discovery of his day, sailing with Cook, Bligh and Flinders. Find your maritime story. Read more
  • Millia d.
    Millia da SilvaOctober 22, 2016
    So worth it!!! Beautiful especially in autumn with the leaves in different colours!!!
  • Nieves S.
    Nieves Soria ClivillesJanuary 23, 2014
    It is also an amazing place to take pictures...nature and photography two of my passions together!!!
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